BMW Announces the New R 1200 S, the New R 1200 GS Adventure and the New K 1200 GT
The New BMW R 1200 S
The new R 1200 S is the most powerful production boxer ever, with a rated 122 bhp and 83 lb-ft of torque, a new animal for BMW, and a giant step up from the R 1100 S, its predecessor. According to published figures, the compression ratio has been increased to 12.5:1, a phenomenally high figure for such a large engine, and maximum torque is developed at 6,800 rpm. The redline has been raised to 8,000 rpm, also a very high value for an engine of this size. Of equal importance is the reduction in dry weight to 419 lbs, which means a wet weight ready to ride of around 470 lbs. The styling of the bike is completely new, with a vertically stacked rear under-seat exhaust system, alloy subframe, new bodywork and windscreen, and seat. There are many changes to frame and running gear, and the bike is much closer to the new GS than to the earlier R 1100 S, featuring non-assisted, non-linked ABS brakes, which are appropriate to a sporting machine of this type. Options available will include choice of ABS brakes or not, 6" rear wheel, Ohlins shocks, heated grips and special paint jobs, and there will be the usual assortment of accessories and soft luggage available at the dealerships.
We expect this model in our dealership by spring.
The New BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
This model has been eagerly anticipated by GS enthusiasts all over the world, and it is finally released to the public, most recently at the IMS motorcycle show in San Jose. The most important feature for world travelers is the gastank capacity increase to 8.7 gallons! Engine protection bars are standard, as are a larger windshield, an adjustable seat, and adjustable gearshift and brake pedals with wider footpegs for better balance, Maximum horsepower has been raised to 100 bhp, maximum torque is 85 lb-ft. at 5,500 rpm., and maximum electric output is 720 watts. The dry weight is 492 lbs. The basic technologies are shared with the regular R 1200 GS model, as might be expected, and offer major improvements over the 1150 GS Adventure in power and torque.
Price has not been finalized but we are taking deposits now for delivery this spring! Please call or email our Sales Department for more information.
The New BMW K 1200 GT
This is the 2006 touring evolution of the recently introduced K 1200 S, with a power output of 152 bhp and 96 lbs-ft of torque! The dry weight is 549 lbs. This bike shares many technical features with the S, but with a slight reduction in peak horsepower in exchange for more torque at lower rpms. Similar innovative features such electronically adjustable suspension, duolever front suspension, heated, adjustable seats, adjustable handlebars and windshield will all be available either as options or standard equipment. The cockpit of this bike is beautifully designed, and the weather protection should be excellent!
We expect this bike to give the R 1200 RT a real run for its money when it appears this spring.